Clocks of London

Take som time off and  watch my favourite clocks of London:

Horse Guards, Whitehall

Famous for being the most accurate clock in London

until 1859 when Big Ben was erected. The black mark shows the time of Charles I execution at 2 pm on the 30th of January 1649.

Big Ben

The Elizabeth Tower is the name of the famous tower of Parliament - more popularly known as Big Ben. Although often referred to as Big Ben, this is actually the nickname of the bell housed within the Elizabeth Tower - and Big Ben's official name is the Great Bell.

Download Big Ben hourly chimes

Angel Clock Tower

The Angel Clock Tower is one of the best recognised man made landmark features at the centre of Islington, close to the Angel Underground Station.

Little Ben (Picture below)

Little Ben is a cast iron miniature Clock Tower, at the intersection of Vauxhall Bridge Road and Victoria Street, in Westminster.  Near Victoria station.

In design it mimics the famous Clock Tower known as Big Ben at the Palace of Westminster, found at the other end of Victoria Street.

 Waterloo Station  (Picture below)

A large four-faced clock hangs in the middle of the main concourse. Meeting "under the clock at Waterloo" is a traditional rendezvous.

Fortnum and Mason

Tube: Green Park or Piccadilly Circus

As the clock chimes the hour, its front doors open and figures of the original Mr Fortnum and Mr Mason move forward, turn to each other and bow. After the chime, a range of 18th Century airs play on eightteen bells. As the tune ends the two figures bow again and return to their respective pavilions. So if you are ever visiting Piccadilly don't forget to stop at number 181 on the hour!

St Sepulchre´s Church Clock at Newgate

The Church bell´s tolled in the morning at 7.30 marking that a prisoner from the nearby Newgate prison was going to be executed. If you visit this Church look at the hand bell inside also known as the "Execution Bell".

Shell Mex House at 80 The Strand

The biggest Clock in London! Formerly the Cecil Hotel. (Picture below).

Public Records Office

(now Maughan Library)

The clock tower was built in 1865 and you will find it in Chancery Lane in the City of London. (Picture above).

The Royal Observatory Greenwich

The home of Greenwich Mean Time, where you can stand with a foot in both Western and Eastern hemispheres.

Royal Courts of Justice

The Royal Courts clock, located high above Fleet Street on the southeastern clock tower, is one of only eight 'Janus' clocks in Europe, having a double face.